Definition of Axminster in English:

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Axminster

Pronunciation: /ˈaksˌminstər/
(also Axminster carpet)

noun

A kind of machine-woven patterned carpet with a cut pile.
Example sentences
  • Which kind of puts into perspective his spilling paint over the new Axminster carpet on his previous visit.
  • Never mind the threat of cholera and typhoid, Mrs Jones at number 47 has had to replace her Axminster!
  • But this time I'm really worried; I'm not going to get upset about the blood on the Axminster when the rain's still pouring down and the cat isn't back yet.

Origin

Early 19th century: named after the town of Axminster in southern England, noted since the 18th century for the production of carpets.

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Syllabification: Ax·min·ster

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